Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is a form of mind-body exercise that uses a series of thoughtful, controlled exercises to strengthen and stabilize your core including, abdominals, back and hips from the bottom of your ribs to the top of your hips. The more stability and core strength you have, the less prone you are to injury. One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to strengthen your core. Not only do we need core strength for any athletic activity but everyday activities including balance, picking things up, bending over, reaching for things or carrying something heavy. All of these functional activities require good stability that comes from your middle.
“In 10 Sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, in 30 you will have a whole new body.” Joseph Pilates.
In this 4-week introductory session, you will learn about the history of Pilates, the mind-body benefits of Pilates, and the fundamentals of Mat Pilates. Start with the basics and get the most of your Pilates Mat Class. You will learn the proper technique of Pilates mat exercises, focusing on body connections, breathing, alignment and awareness. Learn how to identify your own weakness and imbalances and work with them to restore healthier movement.
Mat Pilates – Beyond Beginner
Classical Mat Pilates class which focuses on strengthening your abs, back and hips. Pilates equipment including, magic circles, weights, stability balls, foam rollers, wobble boards and wobble cushions are incorporated in class to challenge your core and work on unstable surfaces. A challenging yet safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your everyday movements. Experience Required
Yogalates – Quick Pace
This class offers the perfect blend of Yoga and Pilates. As the name suggests, Yogalates combines the physical and mental benefits of both practices. It is sometimes thought of as a fusion practice of “East meets West,” because it merges the ancient Indian practice of yoga with the Western practice of Pilates, which was developed by Joseph Pilates in 1920 in Germany. It combines Yoga focus on enhanced mind and body awareness, strength, stamina, flexibility and balance with Pilates techniques to improve posture and create a strong, stable foundation for movement. De-stress, meditate, tone and strengthen in one work out. Wake up the spine, embrace your core and target specific muscle groups Experience in Yoga and Pilates is required.